CARES Aid Request Form

Emergency Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant Request Form

This emergency grant is funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and is intended to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, including but not limited to food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child-care. The award amount will depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

Any funds distributed to students through this grant are to be used expressly for the need(s) identified in the below application. CARES Act funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all CARES Act funds are depleted. As this is a grant, the funds will not need to be repaid by the student.

If you have any questions regarding the Tornado CARES Grant Program, please contact Student Central at 512-313-4700 or

Student Information

If you do not remember your Student ID (Banner ID), please contact Student Central. DO NOT submit this form with the incorrect id.

Funding Request Information

Please answer the following questions. Due to the requirements of CARES Act funding, all fields below are required and incomplete applications will not be able to be considered.

To be eligible for this funding, students must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (i.e., eligible to receive federal Title IV aid).
  • Be (or have been) enrolled in a degree-seeking or post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program for Spring 2020.
  • Not have been enrolled exclusively in online courses for the spring semester on or prior to March 13, 2020.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe an overpayment on any federal grant.
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or completion of high school in an approved homeschool setting.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required).
  • Not have a federal or state conviction for drug possession or sale.